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No Mo’ Slow Flow

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | January 1, 2012

Tools and tricks for high-throughput flow cytometry

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Resolving Chronic Pain

By Claudia Sommer and Frank Birklein | January 1, 2012

The body’s own mechanism for dispersing the inflammatory reaction might lead to new treatments for chronic pain.

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Bat Luck

By Cristina Luiggi | January 1, 2012

An intrepid researcher and her team battle the elements and bouts of misfortune to explore the biodiversity of a brand new African country.

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Inflammation, Pain, and Resolvins

By Claudia Sommer and Frank Birklein | January 1, 2012

Not all inflammation leads to pain. Despite widespread infection followed by fever, colds rarely cause pain. But when some cytokines and certain immune cells are active near pain-sensing nerves, they trigger receptors that convey pain sensations to the brain.

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Prion Protectors

By Edyta Zielinska | January 1, 2012

Editor’s choice in immunology

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Bat Hunt

By Cristina Luiggi | January 1, 2012

Bucknell University mammalogist DeeAnn Reeder raises nets high into the darkened forest canopies of South Sudan to catch bats.

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Top People of 2011

By Jef Akst | December 21, 2011

The Scientist recounts the year’s top science prize winners and top-notch scientists that passed away.

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Top Science Scandals of 2011

By Tia Ghose | December 19, 2011

A list of this year's most high-profile retractions and controversies in science

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Nobel Winner’s Contribution Questioned

By Cristina Luiggi | December 19, 2011

A coauthor of the key paper that led to one of this year’s Nobel Prizes for Physiology or Medicine claims the recipient wasn’t involved in the research.

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A Possible Ebola Vaccine?

By Tia Ghose | December 5, 2011

A new Ebola vaccine candidate protects mice against death and can be produced quickly in response to a bioterrorism threat.

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